Who needs an air freshener when you can ask your local health worker to disinfect your whole home!
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Looking at what’s going on in China is something that is both scary and unsafe, too.
There have been reports from Shanghai indicating that health workers within the country are carrying out mandatory disinfectant sprays inside people’s homes.
Read more: Chilling story of KZN’s Demi Brodie on life in lockdown facility in China
This is being done regardless of whether you as a home owner gave consent to it or not. This was not a welcomed surprise that the locals took kindly to and comes while the city is already in a strict COVID-19 lockdown.
And according to the Economist, the lockdown is not even close to over.
Read more: China knows the zero-Covid strategy
The viral video below has been making the rounds on social media:
— 方舟子 (@fangshimin) May 10, 2022
Imagine that was your home?
The Chinese health officials believe that by spraying disinfectant, it can help eliminate COVID-19.
However, what the officials fail to understand from the information shared by World Health Organisation (WHO) is that the measure is somewhat pointless as the risk of transmission via contaminated surfaces is low.
READ: Half of Shanghai already in lockdown to stop COVID-19
One thing is definitely for sure, this would receive loads of complaints had this happened in South Africa. Sharing their thoughts on the matter was Darren Maule:
China’s approach to its people is less like a citizen and more like a hive. The individual bee is inconsequential but what the hive produces is important. China only recently abolished its one family, one child policy, and not long before that, the mutilating foot-binding policy to make concubines ‘appear’ more attractive was the status quo.
We are heading into the middle of the year already. Most countries have a laissez-faire attitude to the pandemic now with restrictions all but disappeared, so why is China ramping up their interventions?
READ: WHO criticises China for their hardline approach to zero-Covid
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